So, I have been experimenting with resin casting for a little while now, and I have gotten a lot better at it-- but I thought I would share one of my first necklaces that used some of the first beads I made--
I hand tinted/cast, shaped and drilled all of the beads. The focal bead has old vintage plastic beads imbedded in it:
There is even a cast of a vintage button:
I added silver spacers and silver tone wire to reinforce everything-- when you drill your own holes, they never, well-- MINE never go straight through so that the bead will be balanced, they have a tendency to want to flip around all the time. So the necklace is more rigid, but bendy, which I like. I know my wire wrapping is a little rough, I have figured out how to do it a little better.
and the action shot:
I love resin. I am always excited to get home from work or class to demold, shape/drill, mix a new batch or do another layer.